Bywater Street, SW3

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Bywater Street, SW3

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Road · Chelsea · SW3 ·
August
7
2017

Bywater Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area




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Albany Mansions, SW11 Albany Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Albert Bridge Road, SW11 Albert Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Albert Bridge, SW3 Albert Bridge is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Albert Gate, SW1X Albert Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Albion Riverside Building, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Albion Riverside, SW11 Albion Riverside is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Alexander Place, SW7 Alexander Place was originally called Alfred Place East.
Alexander Square, SW3 Alexander Square is a garden square in Chelsea.
Alpha Place, SW3 Alpha Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Anderson Street, SW3 Anderson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Anhalt Road, SW11 Anhalt Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ann’s Close, SW1X Ann’s Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Antiquarius, SW3 Antiquarius is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Basil Mansions, SW3 Basil Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Basil Street, SW1X Basil Street is split into two by Hans Crescent.
Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 The laying out of Battersea Bridge Road took place in several phases between the 1770s and 1850s.
Beauchamp Mansions, SW3 Beauchamp Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Beauchamp Place, SW3 Beauchamp Place was also the name of a 16th-century mansion of the Seymour family.
Beaufort Gardens, SW3 Beaufort Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Blacklands Terrace, SW3 Blacklands Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Bowater House West, SW1X Bowater House West is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Bray Place, SW3 Bray Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Britten Street, SW3 Britten Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Place, SW3 Brompton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Road, SW1X Brompton Road lies partly in Westminster and partly in Kensington and Chelsea.
Brompton Road, SW3 Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Road, SW7 Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Brompton Square, SW3 Brompton Square is a garden square designed by James Bonnin in 1821.
Bull’s Gardens, SW3 Bull’s Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Burnsall Street, SW3 Burnsall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cadogan Gardens, SW3 Cadogan Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cadogan Gate S.W 1, SW1X This is a street in the SW1X postcode area
Cadogan Pier, SW3 Cadogan Pier is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cadogan Place, SW1X Cadogan Place was named after Earl Cadogan and runs parallel to the lower half of Sloane Street.
Cadogan Square, SW1X Cadogan Square was built between 1877 and 1888, largely on the grounds of the Prince’s Club.
Cadogan Street, SW3 Cadogan Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cale Street, SW3 Cale Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Carriage Drive North, SW11 Carriage Drive North is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Carriage Drive North, SW3 Carriage Drive North is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Carriage Drive West, SW11 Carriage Drive West is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Carriage Drive, SE21 Carriage Drive is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Carriage Drive, SE22 Carriage Drive is a road in the SE22 postcode area
Cavalry Square, SW1W Cavalry Square is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Cavalry Square, SW3 Cavalry Square is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Caversham Street, SW3 Caversham Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Charles II Place, SW3 Charles II Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Cloisters, SW3 Chelsea Cloisters is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Embankment, SW3 Chelsea Embankment is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Manor Gardens, SW3 Chelsea Manor Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Manor Street, SW3 Chelsea Manor Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Manor Studios, SW3 Chelsea Manor Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Towers, SW3 Chelsea Towers is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheltenham Terrace, SW3 Cheltenham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheval Place, SW7 Cheval Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cheyne Court, SW3 Cheyne Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Mews, SW3 Cheyne Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Cheyne Place, SW3 Cheyne Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Row, SW3 Cheyne Row is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Walk, SW3 Cheyne Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chipperfield House Sutton Estate, SW3 Chipperfield House Sutton Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Christchurch Street, SW3 Christchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Christchurch Terrace, SW3 Christchurch Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Clabon Mews, SW1X Clabon Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Clover Mews, SW3 Clover Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Colebrook Court, SW3 Colebrook Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cottage Place, SW3 Cottage Place was the location of Brompton Road station on the Piccadilly Line before its closure.
Coulson Street, SW3 Coulson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Crescent Place, SW3 Crescent Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Culford Gardens, SW3 Culford Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Danube Street, SW3 Danube Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Denyer Street, SW3 Denyer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Dilke Street, SW3 Dilke Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Donne Place, SW3 Donne Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Draycott Avenue, SW3 Draycott Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Place, SW3 Draycott Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Terrace, SW3 Draycott Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Duke Of York Square, SW3 Duke Of York Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Duplex Ride, SW1X Duplex Ride is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Egerton Crescent, SW3 Egerton Crescent was described in 2013 as "the most expensive street in Britain".
Egerton Gardens Mews, SW3 Egerton Gardens Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Egerton Gardens, SW3 Egerton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Egerton Terrace, SW3 Egerton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Elcho Street, SW11 Elcho Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ellis Street, SW1X Ellis Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Elystan Place, SW3 Elystan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Elystan Street, SW3 Elystan Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Embankment Gardens, SW3 Embankment Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Ennismore Gardens, SW7 Ennismore Gardens dates from the 1840s.
Ennismore Mews, SW7 Ennismore Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ennismore Street, SW7 Ennismore Street is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Ethelburga Street, SW11 Ethelburga Street was named after Saint Æthelburh (Ethelburga), founder and first Abbess of Barking.
Fairholt Street, SW7 Fairholt Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
First Street, SW3 First Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Flood Street, SW3 Flood Street commemorates Luke Thomas Flood (d.1860) a major Chelsea land owner and a benefactor of the poor.
Flood Walk, SW3 Flood Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Franklins Row, SW3 Franklins Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Frederic Mews, SW1X Frederic Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Glebe Place, SW3 Glebe Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Glynde Mews, SW3 Glynde Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Godfrey Street, SW3 Godfrey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 Great Eastern Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Grove Cottages, SW3 Grove Cottages is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Halkin Arcade, SW1X Halkin Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Halsey Street, SW3 Halsey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Hans Crescent, SW1X Hans Crescent forms part of an area informally called Hans Town which dates back to the 18th century.
Hans Cresent, SW1X Hans Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hans Place, SW1X Hans Place, a square, is named after Sir Hans Sloane, physician and collector, whose bequest became the foundation of the British Museum.
Hans Road, SW1X Hans Road is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Hans Road, SW3 Hans Road dates from the late eighteenth century.
Hans Street, SW1X Hans Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harriet Street, SW1X Harriet Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harriet Walk, SW1X Harriet Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harrods Green, HA8 Harrods Green is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Hasker Street, SW3 Hasker Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Henty Close, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Herbert Crescent, SW1X Herbert Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hester Road 8, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Hester Road, SW11 Hester Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Howie Street, SW11 Howie Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Hyde Lane, SW11 Hyde Lane is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Ives Street, SW3 Ives Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ixworth Place, SW3 Ixworth Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Joubert Mansions, SW3 Joubert Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Jubilee Place, SW3 Jubilee Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Juer Street, SW11 Juer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Kimbolton Row, SW3 Kimbolton Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
King’s Road, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Kings Road, SW1W Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Kings Road, SW3 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Kingswater Place, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Knight’s Bridge, E20 Knight’s Bridge is a road in the E20 postcode area
Knightsbridge Barracks, SW7 Knightsbridge Barracks is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Knightsbridge Court, SW1X Knightsbridge Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Knightsbridge Green, SW1X Knightsbridge Green is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Knightsbridge, SW1X Knightsbridge is a main thoroughfare running along the south side of Hyde Park.
Lancelot Place, SW7 Lancelot Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Lawrence Street, SW3 Lawrence Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Lennox Gardens Mews, SW1X Lennox Gardens Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Lennox Gardens, SW1X Lennox Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lewis Estate, SW3 Lewis Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Lincoln Street, SW3 Lincoln Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Lordship Place, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Lower Sloane Street, SW1W Lower Sloane Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Lowndes Square, SW1X Lowndes Square is named after the Secretary to the Treasury William Lowndes.
Lowndes Street, SW1X Lowndes Street was built by Thomas Cubitt and Seth Smith.
Lucan Place, SW3 Lucan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Markham Square, SW3 Markham Square is a garden square laid out in 1836.
Markham Street, SE17 A street within the SW3 postcode
Markham Street, SW3 Markham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Marlborough Street, SW3 Marlborough Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Maskelyne Close, SW11 Maskelyne Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Milner Street, SW3 Milner Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Montpelier Mews, SW7 Montpelier Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Montpelier Square, SW7 Montpelier Square is an upmarket residential garden square located in the Knightsbridge area.
Montpelier Street, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Montpelier Street, SW7 Montpelier Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Montpelier Walk, SW7 Montpelier Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Moore Street, SW3 Moore Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Mossop Street, SW3 Mossop Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Motcomb Street, SW1X Motcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
New Ride, SW1X New Ride is a road in the SW1X postcode area
North Terrace, SW3 North Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
North Terrace, SW7 North Terrace is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Oakley Gardens, SW3 Oakley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Oakley Street, SW3 Oakley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ormonde Gate, SW3 Ormonde Gate is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Ovington Gardens, SW3 Ovington Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ovington Square, SW3 Ovington Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ovington Street, SW3 Ovington Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Paradise Walk, SW3 Paradise Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Park Close, SW1X Park Close is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Park Mansions, SW1X Park Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Park South, SW11 Park South is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Parkgate Road, SW11 Parkgate Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Pavilion Road, SW1X Pavilion Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Pelham Crescent, SW3 Pelham Crescent is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Pelham Crescent, SW7 Henry Pelham, 3rd Earl of Chichester was a former trustee of the Smith’s Charity Estate, upon which the road was built.
Pelham Street, SW3 Pelham Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Peninsular Tower, SW7 Peninsular Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Petyward, SW3 Petyward is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Phene Street, SW3 Phene Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Pont St Mews, SW1X Pont St Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Pont Street Mews, SW1X This is a street in the SW1X postcode area
Porters Lodge, SW3 Porters Lodge is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Queen’s Gardens, SW1X Queen’s Gardens was developed in about 1768–70.
Radnor Walk, SW3 Radnor Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Radstock Street, SW11 Radstock Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Rainsome Dock, SW11 Rainsome Dock is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ralston Street, SW3 Ralston Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Randall Close, SW11 Randall Close is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ransomes Dock Business Centre 35-37, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ransomes Dock Business Centre, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ransomes Dock, Parkgate Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ransomes Dock, SW11 Ransomes Dock is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ransomes Mews Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 Ransomes Mews Great Eastern Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Raphael Street, SW1X Raphael Street is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Raphael Street, SW7 Raphael Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rawlings Street, SW3 Rawlings Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Redburn Street, SW3 Redburn Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Relton Mews, SW7 Relton Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rich Lane, SW5 Rich Lane is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Riverside, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Robinson Street, SW3 Robinson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rosemoor Street, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Rosenau Road, SW11 Rosenau Road was named after Schloss Rosenau, the birthplace and boyhood home of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who became the consort of Queen Victoria.
Rosetti Studios, SW3 Rosetti Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rossetti Studios, SW3 Rossetti Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rotten Row, SW1X Rotten Row is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Royal Avenue, SW3 Royal Avenue is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Royal Hospital Road, SW3 Royal Hospital Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rutland Gardens, SW7 Rutland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rutland Gate Mews, SW7 Rutland Gate Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Rutland Gate, SW7 Rutland Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rutland Street, SW7 Rutland Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Searles Close, SW11 Searles Close is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Shawfield Street, SW3 Shawfield Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Avenue, SW3 Sloane Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Sloane Court West, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Square, SW1W Sloane Square forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan.
Sloane Street, SW1X Sloane Street runs north to south, from Knightsbridge to Sloane Square, taking its name from Sir Hans Sloane, who purchased the surrounding area in 1712.
Sloane Terrace, SW1X Sloane Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Smith Street, SW3 Smith Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Smith Terrace, SW3 Smith Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
South Carriage Drive, SW1X South Carriage Drive is a road in the SW1X postcode area
South Terrace, SW7 South Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Sprimont Place, SW3 Sprimont Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St Catherine’s Mews, SW3 St Catherine’s Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St Loo Avenue, SW3 St Loo Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
St Lukes Street, SW3 St Lukes Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
St. Leonard’s Terrace, SW3 St. Leonard’s Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St. Loo Avenue, SW3 St. Loo Avenue is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Stackhouse Street, SW1X Stackhouse Street is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Studio Place, SW1X Studio Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Swan Walk, SW3 Swan Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Sydney Street, SW3 Sydney Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Symons Street, SW3 Symons Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Tedworth Gardens, SW3 Tedworth Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Tedworth Square, SW3 Tedworth Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Terrace Walk, SW11 Terrace Walk is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Terrace Walk, SW3 Terrace Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
The Gateways, SW3 The Gateways is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
The Parkgate Road, SW11 The Parkgate Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Tite Street, SW3 Tite Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Trevor Place, SW7 Trevor Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Trevor Square, SW7 Trevor Square is a historic private garden square in Knightsbridge.
Trevor Street, SW7 Trevor Street is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Tryon Street, SW3 Tryon Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Upper Cheyne Row, SW3 Upper Cheyne Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Walkway, SW7 Walkway is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Walpole Street, SW3 Walpole Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Walton Street, SW3 Walton Street runs through the heart of Chelsea.
Wellington Square, SW3 Wellington Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
West Road, SW3 West Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
West Road, SW5 West Road is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Whiteheads Grove, SW3 Whiteheads Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Wilbraham Place, SW1X Wilbraham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
William Mews, N1 A street within the SW1X postcode
William Mews, SW1X William Mews is a partially redeveloped, private Mews off Lowndes Square.
William Street, SW1X William Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wiltshire Close, SW3 Wiltshire Close is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Woodfall Street, SW3 Woodfall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Worfield Street, SW11 Worfield Street runs north from Rosenau Road towards Parkgate Road.
Yeomans Row, SW3 Yeomans Row is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.


Chelsea

Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames.

Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square tube station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square, along with parts of Belgravia. To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge and South Kensington, but it is safe to say that the area north of King’s Road as far northwest as Fulham Road is part of Chelsea.

The word Chelsea originates from the Old English term for chalk and landing place on the river. The first record of the Manor of Chelsea precedes the Domesday Book and records the fact that Thurstan, governor of the King’s Palace during the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042–1066), gave the land to the Abbot and Convent of Westminster. Abbot Gervace subsequently assigned the manor to his mother, and it passed into private ownership. The modern-day Chelsea hosted the Synod of Chelsea in 787 AD.

Chelsea once had a reputation for the manufacture of Chelsea buns (made from a long strip of sweet dough tightly coiled, with currants trapped between the layers, and topped with sugar).

King Henry VIII acquired the manor of Chelsea from Lord Sandys in 1536; Chelsea Manor Street is still extant. Two of King Henry’s wives, Catherine Parr and Anne of Cleves, lived in the Manor House; Princess Elizabeth – the future Queen Elizabeth I – resided there; and Thomas More lived more or less next door at Beaufort House. In 1609 James I established a theological college on the site of the future Chelsea Royal Hospital, which Charles II founded in 1682.

By 1694, Chelsea – always a popular location for the wealthy, and once described as ’a village of palaces’ – had a population of 3000. Even so, Chelsea remained rural and served London to the east as a market garden, a trade that continued until the 19th-century development boom which caused the final absorption of the district into the metropolis.

Chelsea shone, brightly but briefly, in the 1960s Swinging London period and the early 1970s. The Swinging Sixties was defined on King’s Road, which runs the length of the area. The Western end of Chelsea featured boutiques Granny Takes a Trip and The Sweet Shop, the latter of which sold medieval silk velvet caftans, tabards and floor cushions, with many of the cultural cognoscenti of the time being customers, including Keith Richards, Twiggy and many others.

The exclusivity of Chelsea as a result of its high property prices has historically resulted in the term Sloane Ranger to be used to describe its residents. From 2011, Channel 4 broadcast a reality television show called Made in Chelsea, documenting the ’glitzy’ lives of several young people living in Chelsea. Moreover, Chelsea is home to one of the largest communities of Americans living outside of the United States, with 6.53% of Chelsea-residents being born in the United States.
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